Feeding the Gulf Coast, working through member organizations and special programs, provides nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster. Feeding the Gulf Coast also educates the public regarding domestic hunger, proper nutrition and related issues.
Bay Area Food Bank serves a 24-county area spanning south Mississippi, south Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida. In 2014, the food bank distributed over 19 million pounds of food to more than 400 church pantries, soup kitchens and other nonprofit organizations throughout its service area. The food bank also operates multiple nutrition programs, including Summer Food Service, Afterschool Snack, Backpack, Disaster Relief, Community Garden, Mobile Pantry, Cooking Matters, and SNAP Outreach. Bay Area Food Bank is a United Way agency and a member of Feeding America.